Treks in Himalayas

Uttarakhand, Himachal and J&K states of India are paradise on earth. 90% of the region is hilly blessed with high Himalaya Mountains - some of the highest on the planet - and thus a perfect destination to pursue Trekking and outdoors. Trekkers and backpacker find an opportunity of all grades in Uttarakhand and other adjoining Himalayan states. It is assured that high altitude Himalayas are some of the toughest to trek. While the lower region (trans Himalayas) offers comparatively easy hiking with great landscapes in galore.

Whether you seek leisure hiking to unwind yourself or want to scale some high, rugged peaks and/or glacier there are only a few places on earth like here. Check out our Mountaineering page.

Bhagirathi Peaks

To settle your enthusiasm we are listing some of the prominent treks that would take you away from the fantasy lands of remote Indian Himalayas.

Uttarakhand Treks

Kalindikhal Pass Trek: Kalindikhal Trek in Garhwal Himalayas is a once in lifetime opportunity to unearth the awe-inspiring beauty of the central Himalayas and a chance to witness the most amazing peaks that abound Garhwal Himalaya range.

Kuari Pass Trek: The Lord Curzon trail takes you through Badrinath Forest range and Nandadevi Biosphere reserve reaching the highest altitude of about 4300 meters above sea level.

Source of the Ganges Trek: The optimum spot on earth for spiritual healing and getting a close look into Garhwal Himalaya range, including the Gangotri Glacier - he second largest of Himalayas.

Kedarnath Temple Trek: Situated in Kedarnath Musk Deer Sanctuary, the famous Kedarnath temple is one of the four shrines of Char Dham Yatra.

Kedar Tal Lake Trek: A high altitude lake trek with a difficult terrain to negotiate.

Panch Kedar Trek: Trek to five Shiva temples located in Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand.

Mayali Pass Trek: The lonely trail through Mayali Pass at 5200 meters above sea level is a trek of the lifetime. Trek gives a view of Khatling Glacier, Vasukital lake, and Masartal lake.

Sahastra Tal Lake Trek: The trek to the Hundred lakes - arduous but highly rewarding.

Chopta Tungnath Chandrashila Summit Trek: An easy trek to the highest Hindu temple in the world - the Tungnath temple. Tungnath temple is one of the Panch Kedar. The highlight of this trek is hiking to Chandrashila peak at 4090 meters.

Gomukh-Tapovan-Nandanvan Trek: The Ganges Source at Gomukh - the snout of Gangotri glacier - and over the glacier to Tapovan makes this corridor a fabulous trekking experience. Other days hike to Nandavan takes you around the Mount Shivling. Trekking to this region is truly a mesmerizing experience.

Roopkund Trek: Trek to skeleton lake needs good stamina, right month to trek and a good knowledge of weather. Go figure.

Valley of Flowers Trek: A World Heritage Site - the valley is a unique biodiversity zone and a must for flora lovers. The best time to visit is between June till August.

Deoria tal Lake: Deoria tal is a beautiful lake surrounded by Deodar, Oakwood, and Rhododendron at an altitude of 2438 meters. It is an ideal spot for camping with Chaukhamba peak right in front.

Pindari Glacier Trek
: Trek to zero points to witness this magnificent glacier. It is a medium category trek into the isolated Himalayan region.

Dodi tal Lake Trek: A visit to Dodi tal is not just adventurous, but spiritual as well. You will love to witness the local Himalayan culture.

Sapt Kund Lakes Trek: Sapt kund is a cluster of seven (7) lakes in the foothills of Nandaghunti and the Trident peaks.

Dayara Bugyal Trek: The pristine meadows (Bugyal) of Dayara are breathtaking. Trekking and camping is a great opportunity to unwind and trek through trans Himalayan terrain.

Dharansi Pass Trek: An unknown trail - ideal for trekkers seeking isolation.

Auden's Col Trek: High altitude pass, which is more of an expedition and less of a trek.

Kedar Dome Peak Climbing: The beautiful peak of Kedar Dome is sacred to Hindus and a massive challenge to Mountaineers.

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Har Ki Dun Trek: Popular trek of Uttarakhand, especially for beginners wanting to hike away for a week or so.

Vasuki Tal Lake Trek: Just 22-km (one-way) trek can be accomplished in 4-5 days.

Nachiketa Tal Lake Trek: Small trek but refreshing, ideal for a day out in mountains.

Masar Tal Lake Trek: A high altitude lake on route to Mayali Pass.

Baraadsar Tal Lake Trek: The lake is in close proximity of prominent treks like Har Ki Dun and Rupin/Supin Valley.

Satopanth Tal Lake Trek: Starting from Mana and includes trek to BC of Swargarohini and Neelkanth peaks.

Rupin Pass Trek: The Rupin Pass backpacking trek begins from western Uttarakhand and ends up in eastern Himachal Pradesh.

Painya Tal Lake Trek: The trek route to Painya Tal is a decently steep uphill climb and often gets strenuous physically and mentally.

Kunjapuri Temple Trek: From Kunjapuri one can witness the snow clad Himalayan peaks on clear days. The hike is mere from Rishikesh.

Panwali Kantha Trek: Panwali Kantha Trek in Uttarakhand is a remote trail that’s physically demanding due to its steep uphill climb.

Nag Tibba Trek: Nag Tibba peak in Uttarakhand is a hiking peak with Easy grading. This is an ideal hike for first-timers wanting to retire...

Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra 2013: Once in a dozen year opportunity to partcipate in Nanda devi raj jat yatra due to happen in 2013.

Milam Glacier Trek: Situated in Kumaon, Uttarakhand this trek also include the detour hike to Nanda Devi East BC Trek and Pachu Glacier.

Panpatia Pass Col Trek: One of the least explored treks that connects shrines of Kedarnath with Badrinath.

The J& K Trek and Expeditions

Stok Kangri Peak Climb: A trekking peak at 6200 meters, ideal for amateurs who wish to go higher Himalayas without so much of effort.

Markha Valley Trek: Trekking through the Snow Leopard region in Indian Himalayas in Ladakh region.

Darcha Padum / Zanskar Trek: A trek dotted with monasteries, wildlife, scenic peaks, and rivers.


Himachal Pradesh Treks

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Major Treks and Peaks in Indian Himalayas